Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What songs bring a special memory back for you?

I have been thinking a lot about music and the songs that are really important to me because they remind me of a special moment or time in my life.

I wanted to share some and Hope you'll comment and share too!

Going way back to when I was 18 my first love and I danced to this song in front of my house, next to my car where the song was playing on my cd player in my car. It was one of those spontaneous moments like you see in the movies.


My husband and I wanted to do a song for our first dance that was not POPULAR but us. We both heard this song and knew right away it was perfect. It worked out great!


This is our most recent song and One of my Favorites
IGNORE THE VIDEO it's the only one that had the song


THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW


Some other ARTISTS/SONGS you'll find on my Ipod Touch

BOB AIRPLANES

COLBIE CAILLAT

FISHER

LADY GAGA

KEITH URBAN

MISSY HIGGINS

SARA BAREILLES

ZAC BROWN BAND

MARIE DIGBY

KESHA YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG, BLAH BLAH BLAH

SHONTELLE IMPOSSIBLE

PINK

TAYLOR SWIFT




What songs have a special story for you? what songs are on your Ipod?





Summer and Radio Flyer share/add your pictures!

July 4th weekend is almost upon us, which means one thing- patriotic celebrations all wrapped up in red, white and blue! Families all over our great country will be heading to parks, beaches and backyard barbecues to commemorate the occasion with fireworks, sparklers and other symbols of Independence Day. And many of them will be pulling behind them another American icon in a certain signature color- a Radio Flyer Wagon!

Since 1917, the famous little red wagons by Radio Flyer have been a favorite of families and kids everywhere. Boasting more than a dozen award-winning wagon models and a complete line of tricycles, scooters, and other ride-ons, Radio Flyer is as synonymous with outdoor play as summer itself.

There are endless ways to enjoy your little red wagon, from standing out in the crowd at the Fourth of July parade, to toting all the ingredients for a fun summer picnic. Not only will your red wagon provide hours of outdoor adventures, it will bring a lifetime of memories too. That's why Radio Flyer is celebrating the beginning of summer by launching the World's Largest Wagon Mosaic. Simply capture your families' Radio Flyer moments on camera and go to www.RadioFlyerArt.com to add your photo and help the legacy of the little red wagon live on!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Air-O-Swiss Review and Giveaway

As I have mentioned on my blog many times before I have awful sinuses and allergies.
The change is seasons are awful and what is even worse is when it suddenly becomes Dry.
When its dry with little to no humidity I have a very hard time breathing and I even get bloody noses.

You can't control the weather but thanks to Air-O-Swiss Travel Ultrasonic Humidifier you can make sure you have clean moist air at home, while you travel or even at the office.



"The Travel Ultrasonic AOS 7146 is compact enough to fit into your travel bag. Just add your own water bottle, plug the unit in and enjoy clean, moist air in your room. With the AOS 7146 you can ensure room humidity is just the way you like it. Efficient ultrasonic technology uses high-frequency vibrations to generate a micro-fine cool mist, which is blown into the room where it immediately evaporates."

I love my Air-O-Swiss! We are going on vacation towards the end of July and I will be taking it with me. I love knowing I will get a good nights sleep and not have to worry about bloody noses.


WIN IT
Thanks to Air-O-Swiss one of my readers will win a Air-O-Swiss Travel Ultrasonic Humidifier of their own.

Mandatory
You Must be a public follower of this Blog and you must visit Air-O-Swiss HERE and tell me another Product they carry that you would like to try.
*You MUST include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win*

Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry...so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (Facebook does not count as a blog post) (10 entries)

2. Grab my button and tell me where to find it **you must grab my new code as of MAY 1st 2010 because the old one does not link to my page. Old buttons that do not link will not count.** (5 entries)

3. Follow me on twitter @theethertons and leave me your twitter name. If you already follow just say so that counts as well. (5 entries)

4. Tweet about this Giveaway (can be done twice a day) Must wait at least an hour between tweets. Leave the link to your tweet. (5 entries)

5. Enter one of my other giveaways (2 entries each giveaway)

6. Leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post and tell me what post (includes review only posts) (2 entries)

Contest ends 7/23/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US Only!

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa Host "Splits For a Cause"

Usually when we hear the word "split", we think of news of celebrity break-ups, splashed across the cover of tabloid magazines. Well, leave it to our favorite celebrity/brand team to prove that a split can be a good thing!

Kelly Ripa and Electrolux are joining forces once again to celebrate the launch of Electrolux Appliance's new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer - that's right, the familiar duo has split up. And to sweeten the celebration, they're bringing in the "Emperor of Ice Cream" Stephen Bruce, owner and founder of Serendipity 3, the landmark New York City restaurant and dessert spot, into the mix.

Kelly and Bruce teamed up earlier today to make banana splits for a cause. And now we want you to dig in, with your virtual spoon! Starting today, at www.Kelly-Confidential.com, you can build your ultimate banana split using virtual ingredients from classic whipped cream to caramel sauce to rainbow sprinkles. For each "split", Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund as part of its $750,000 commitment to help fight ovarian cancer[1].

As usual, Electrolux and Kelly find new and fun ways to say thank you to those who support this great cause. Everyone who logs on to thesite and builds a split will be automatically entered for a chance to win the daily prize - $50 towards sweet summer treats - and the grand prize: the new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer from Electrolux.



N&D WEDDING PICTURES part 2

Here are some more of my favorites from Saturday. I super edited and was able to drop off the CD with images to them last night. *very proud of myself*












I had narrowed down 150 images to a little over 50 images edited so it's really hard to choose out of those 50+ which I liked the best.

CONGRATULATIONS NANCY & DAVID!


Monday, June 28, 2010

YOU must leave your e-mail

Some of you are not following the rules and are not leaving your e-mail address in your entries into my giveaways.

From today forward if you don't leave your e-mail address in your entry(s) they will be deleted.

It has always said "please include your e-mail address so I can reach you if you win" in the mandatory entry section of each giveaway!


I just don't have the time to search through peoples profiles to find E-mails.

Your entry should look like this

I like the blue because I have a boy

xxxxx@gmail.com

or

xxxxx at gmail dot com




Dripstik and Dwink review and Giveaway

Not to long ago I was introduced to Price Products. Price Products llc makes some really great products including the Dripstik and Dwink.

The Dripstik is a great invention to help kids hold frozen treats and its catches messes from those treats as well. On one side it has an opening for ice cream cones and on the other it has an opening for frozen treats on sticks. I love that it has little bowl/cups to catch and mess.



The Dwink is a universal drink box holder. It holds juice boxes and pouches and prevents squeezing which leads to messes. It has comfortable handles for your kids hands, a non skid bottom to help prevent spills and its free of BPA, Phthalates and lead.



We love both these products but I really love the dripstik it has saved lots of messes!


WIN IT
One of my readers will win a Dripstik and Dwink of their own.

Mandatory
You Must be a public follower of this Blog and you must visit PriceProductsllc HERE and tell me something you learned.
*please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win*

Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry...so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (Facebook does not count as a blog post) (10 entries)

2. Grab my button and tell me where to find it **you must grab my new code as of MAY 1st 2010 because the old one does not link to my page. Old buttons that do not link will not count.** (5 entries)

3. Follow Price Products on Twitter Here (5 entries)

4. Follow me on twitter @theethertons and leave me your twitter name. If you already follow just say so that counts as well. (5 entries)

5. Tweet about this Giveaway (can be done twice a day) Must wait at least an hour between tweets. Leave the link to your tweet. (5 entries)

6. Like Price Products on Facebook Here (5 entries)

7. Enter one of my other giveaways (2 entries each giveaway)

8. Leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post and tell me what post (includes review only posts) (1 entry)

Contest ends 7/16/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US Only!

Joe's Jeans review and GIVEAWAY

Joe's Jeans are awesome. That's why the Celebrities wear them and so does my husband if you missed my last review. (check out my last review HERE). They not only have Men's jeans they have a ton of different stylish Jeans for women.

I love the Scarlet which is a slim leg boot cut and I also think the Honey is great. The honey is made to fit people that have a little junk in the trunk.

Here are some of the great styles Joe's offers


They even offer shorts and skirts.


Joe's has been been kind enough to offer one of my VERY LUCKY readers a pair of Women's Jeans.

WIN IT

Mandatory
You Must be a public follower of this Blog and you must visit JOE'S JEANS and tell me what style and color jeans are your favorite.
*please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win*

Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry...so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (Facebook does not count as a blog post) (10 entries)

2. Grab my button and tell me where to find it **you must grab my new code as of MAY 1st 2010 because the old one does not link to my page. Old buttons that do not link will not count.** (5 entries)

3. Follow me on twitter @theethertons and leave me your twitter name. If you already follow just say so that counts as well. (5 entries)

4. Tweet about this Giveaway (can be done twice a day) Must wait at least an hour between tweets. Leave the link to your tweet. (5 entries)

5. Enter one of my other giveaways (4 entries each giveaway)

6. Leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post (includes review only posts) (1 entry)

Contest ends 7/30/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US Only!






Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Photography N&D Wedding

I attended a friends wedding last night. It was beautiful and reminded me of my own wedding. It was super special for them b/c they waited so long to get married. They were engaged for 2 years because the Groom is in medical school. He is now a 4th year med student. I know the Bride very well we grew up together. It was just a beautiful night with lots of family and friends just the way a wedding should be. I worked hard today to finish editing almost all of the pictures b/c I knew how excited she was to see and post them. Who wouldn't want to share their special day with the world?

Here are some of the pics I took and there will be another post with more












More in an upcoming post

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Winners

4 moms cleanwater infant tub

Addison K.A.T. said... 141

I'm a public follower of this Blog
anita.truck@gmail.com

New Dad clothing co


Jennifer said... 44

entered CLEANWATER INFANT TUB #1
jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com


Ergo Baby Carrier

ann said... 9

1. twill blue with embroidery applique-starburst
2. blue with embroidery applique
3. chocolate

littlefry381@gmail.com

Verilux travel sanitizer wand

Karen Propes said... 9

1st Inital Tweet
#4
http://twitter.com/ncjeepster/statuses/15439841270

ncjeepster@aol.com

Congrats you have 48 hours to respond! Thanks to all who entered


Friday, June 25, 2010

Soft Lips Review and GiVEAWAY

I love softlips. The are a reputable company that makes top quality Lips care products.



They make so many different types of lip care products. They have a new PURE 100% Natural lip care line out that includes a variety of USDA- certified organic, sheer lip balms in light, unique flavors, as well as a line of 100% natural glosses, tints and a moisturizing lip butter that contain natural mineral sunscreen for added protection. In addition, an exfoliating lip polish buffs away dry lips with organic coconut flakes and sugar, leaving lips soft and smooth.

The complete line is free from preservatives, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, and gluten, and not tested on animals. The packaging consists of a recyclable card printed with vegetable-based inks.

I love The Pure 100% natural line. It's nice to know I am putting all natural gloss on my lips. My favorite from the line is the Soft lips Lip polish Pure Organic coconut and sugar. It make my lips soft and gives just the right amount of polish.



WIN IT

softlips has been kind enough to offer one of my readers a chance to win A SET of the new Softlips PURE 100% Naturals lip care line.

Mandatory
You Must be a public follower of this Blog and you must visit Soft Lips HERE and tell me which naturals flavor or color your most excited to try.
*please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win*

Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry...so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (Facebook does not count as a blog post) (10 entries)

2. Grab my button and tell me where to find it **you must grab my new code as of MAY 1st 2010 because the old one does not link to my page. Old buttons that do not link will not count.** (5 entries)

3. Follow Soft Lips on Twitter Here (5 entries)

4. Follow me on twitter @theethertons and leave me your twitter name. If you already follow just say so that counts as well. (5 entries)

5. Tweet about this Giveaway (can be done twice a day) Must wait at least an hour between tweets. Leave the link to your tweet. (5 entries)

6. Like Softlips on Facebook Here (5 entries)

7. Enter one of my other giveaways (2 entries each giveaway)

8. Leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post and tell me what post (includes review only posts) (1 entry)

Contest ends 7/16/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US Only!



How To enter Giveaways

I know some of you have wanted to enter my giveaways and maybe other blogger's giveaways as well and don't know how or are a bit confused on how it works.

My friend and blogger Melissa from Living the Life of Riley has written a great detailed post to explain how to enter Giveaways.
Check it outHERE and check out her great giveaways going on while your there as well!

I hope you'll come back and enter my Giveaways too :)

Links Fixed :)


Thursday, June 24, 2010

JOE'S JEANS The Jeans the celebrities wear

I was so excited when given the opportunity to review Joe's Jeans. Joe's Jeans sells top quality Jeans, apparel and accessories for Men, women and they just introduced a line for Kids as well. Joe's is worn by some of the Biggest name celebrities Including




And My favorite Audrina Patridge from Mtv's The Hill's

LOS ANGELES - June 8, 2010 - Audrina Patridge rocked JOE's JEANS while grabbing a smoothie in Beverly Hills. The Hills star looked casual yet sexy in her Chelsea Ultra Slim jeans, $167

And most recently My Husband. Ok he's not a celebrity but he Definitely has a celebrity body which is why he was the model for this review.

Here he is in the Men's Classic Fit Jean...I think they should use his pics on the website don't you?







Joe's Jeans are top Quality, stylish and according to my husband they are comfortable!
Definitely visit Joe's Jeans and check out their jeans, Shirts and accessories. You won't be disappointed!


FRIDAY ( WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS)

Smart and Trendy Moms





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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Little Grips Review and Giveaway


Little Grips have you heard of them? Little grips are toddler utensils that have a special handle/grip that help toddlers learn how to eat with utensils without the frustration and mess.

About how Little grips was invented

"As the father of two children, I never paid that much attention to feeding skills until our daughter began to feed or try to feed herself. I became aware of the struggles she was facing with the fork and spoons available. No matter how hard she tried to maneuver the utensils she kept dropping the food and after no time at all she resorted to using her hands instead.

None of the existing utensils solved the problem, so out to my workbench I went and made my first prototype of Little Grips. I gave it to my daughter and without any prompting from me she immediately picked it up and began eating like a pro. We tried many different types of foods to see if the results would be the same, she could actually eat on her own without the mess and frustration.

We even tried to test her preference by putting a standard toddler fork on the highchair and she wanted nothing to do with it. Little Grips was the only fork she would use."



I think these are great. Shane loves using them. He was already pretty good at feeding himself but I believe these helped him develop more confidence. Had we had these when he first started eating with utensils I know they would have helped so much.

Win it

Little grips has offered one of my readers a little grips spoon and fork of their own.


Mandatory
You Must be a public follower of this Blog and you must tell me who the little grips would be for if you win.
*please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win*

Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry...so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (Facebook does not count as a blog post) (10 entries)

2. Grab my button and tell me where to find it **you must grab my new code as of MAY 1st 2010 because the old one does not link to my page. Old buttons that do not link will not count.** (5 entries)

3. Follow Little Grips on Twitter Here (5 entries)

4. Follow me on twitter @theethertons and leave me your twitter name. If you already follow just say so that counts as well. (5 entries)

5. Tweet about this Giveaway (can be done twice a day) Must wait at least an hour between tweets. Leave the link to your tweet. (5 entries)

6. Like Little Grips on Facebook Here and tell them I sent you (5 entries)

7. Enter one of my other giveaways (2 entries each giveaway)

8. Leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post (includes review only posts) (1 entry)

Contest ends 7/9/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US Only!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Questions for my readers & extra entries oppertunity

Phil and I are talking about trying for #2 next year.

I was wondering how many kids you have? boy or girl?

What are their age differences?

Do they get along?

Do you plan on having more?

OH and share your favorite baby names?

and If you respond give yourself 2 extra entries to any current giveaway of your choice :)


Disney Vacation

I know that I had posted about Disney world before but I just found out my Best friend is taking a trip there in July. Her family is in form out of the country and wanted to see Disney while they were here. Isn't that crazy how disney is known all over the world.

So she picked one of Disney World packages for 7 days 6 nights. I think this is great. When you book as a package you get better deals so I know choosing a Disney World package was a great choice.

I had a lot of offers from my readers to help when we decide to pick a package either because they live right near there or have been there before. Now I also will have my best friends input as well.

It does feel a little overwhelming with so many packages to pick from but also its good to know that with so many options we are sure to find something we are happy with.

I would love a little more info from my readers. I will pass it on the my Best Friend as well. Any must sees? must eat at restaurants? General advice that you think would be helpful? We would even appreciate any stay away from's.





This is a sponsored post. See my disclosure policy HERE

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ocean sinus Review and Giveaway

I have awful allergies and sinuses. 4 times a year when the weather changes here is Michigan I get sick. It's just awful. See I have to breath through my nose in order to sleep and I can't do that when I'm all stuffed up.

I was excited when I was contacted to review the New OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation System.



"It is a unique two-in-one nasal irrigator and nasal moisturizer to help relieve nasal and sinus pressure/congestion, while keeping the nasal passages soothed and moist….with a simple switch of the little nozzle! And unlike antihistamines or steroids. OCEAN Complete® is drug free too! There’s a special nozzle (orange tip) for easy-to-use nasal irrigation, and a unique mist applicator (white tip) for easy nasal moisturizing. Its unique, non-medicated salt blend formula is pre-mixed and ready-to-go for convenience -- similar to the action of a neti pot but without the mess and hassle."

The Ocean sinus complete really did help clear out my nasal passages and I liked that unlike other brands it did keep my nose moisturized. I love that it comes premixed and it created a strong flow of water through my nose. It was easy to use and I plan on using it again when the next sinus attack occurs.

Win it

Want to try the New OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation System? One of my readers will get the chance!

Mandatory
You Must be a public follower of this Blog and you must tell me why your interested in trying it.
*please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win*

Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry...so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (Facebook does not count as a blog post) (10 entries)

2. Grab my button and tell me where to find it **you must grab my new code as of MAY 1st 2010 because the old one does not link to my page. Old buttons that do not link will not count.** (5 entries)

3. Fan Ocean Complete on facebook Here and tell them I sent you (5 entries)

4. Follow me on twitter @theethertons and leave me your twitter name. If you already follow just say so that counts as well. (3 entries)

5. Tweet about this Giveaway (can be done twice a day) Must wait at least an hour between tweets. Leave the link to your tweet. (5 entries)

6. Facebook status about this giveaway with a link back to this giveaway. *Status must stay your active status for at least an hour.* can only be done once! (3 entries)

7. Enter one of my other giveaways (2 entries each giveaway)

Contest ends 7/2/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US Only!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

CSN Stores Review Presto Pizzaz Pizza Oven

I have worked with CSN stores before and I can't say enough Good things.

Their 200 plus stores are amazing. I seriously spend hours browsing each time I visit. They carry so many great products and their customer service is A++. You really couldn't ask for a better shopping experience.

CSN Stores was kind enough to allow me to review the Presto Pizzaz Pizza Oven. It's normally $74.99 but on sale now for $47.99.



I love Love Love this pizza oven. I want to mention that it not only does pizza but frozen appetizers such as chicken wings and bagel bites. It can be used for grilled cheese, smores, cinnamon rolls and cookies. This is one powerful machine.



The machine is actually on the smaller side. It's great because it doesn't take up a lot of space, it doesn’t heat up your kitchen and can save as much as 60% in energy compared to a conventional oven.

We made homemade pizza and it did a fantastic job cooking it. The pizza was done in 15 minutes.

Check out my video to see it in action.


video

I would definitively recommend getting one of these. Purchase it on sale Here and while your there take a look at the other great products CSN stores have to offer.



Happy Father's day

I have a Great Father who raised me alone after my mom passed away from cancer. I realize how blessed I am and know that no one could have taken the place of my dad and he really is wonderful for all he did for me growing up. He always provided everything I needed and most of what I wanted. He always went above and beyond putting my happiness first.

When I met my husband I knew he would be a wonderful Father as well. He has not disappointed one bit. Sometimes I just watch him with Shane and he amazes me. The father son bond they have is just so awesome. I know he does everything in his power to provide as much for Shane as he can and that he always will. I know Shane is blessed because he has a Father that loves him just as much as my Father loved/loves me.

my dad and hubby the day of our wedding


My hubby and Shane when shane was a day old :)